Fri. Apr 12th, 2024

For nearly his entire life, John Goodman struggled with alcoholism and depression. He admitted that “nothing” would stop him from having a drink if he wanted. He also said he appeared to have a “walking heart attack.” He has, however, battled his demons and lived to tell the story.

John Goodman, a well-known performer, celebrated his 70th birthday. Before starring in films like The Flinstones, Blues Brothers, Raising Arizona, and The Big Lebowski. The American star of The Borrowers had been depressed due to traumatic personal situations.

Goodman has been open about his drinking problem throughout his career. The celebrity fought the illness for over 30 years. It had a significant impact on his life.

During an interview in 2012, he stated that his drinking was “absolutely” affecting his acting career.

“Temperament, Memory, and Depression.”

He talked about how “bad” his drinking had gotten.

“I mean, there were many times when I could have drowned,” Goodman said. “I assume it wasn’t an overdose but a misadventure.”

The celebrity quit drinking in 2007 but admitted that staying sober every day was challenging. He started “having nightmares” about finding some bourbon and downing it at one point.

He would recall: “I’ll go: Hey, I shouldn’t be doing that.”

I’ll then say, “Waaah, that’s OK!” You do that all the time! You’re always sneaking it! I’ll eventually awaken and say, “No, I don’t.” At first, [the voices] worried me. They’re just funny now.

To avoid encountering triggers, Goodman continued, “I want to keep going to locations where there is positive reinforcement. Because if I wanted to drink, I don’t think anything on God’s green Earth could stop me.”

Additionally, he acknowledged that his drinking was influenced by the “continuous worry of unemployment” that comes with being an actor.

“It’s just alcohol.” He confessed, “I’m an alcoholic. I would drink regardless. Finding any justification is part of being an alcoholic. However, in terms of stress, I’ve had a hard life. The business I picked is constantly a nail-biter, and I’ve added to the stress by drinking and taking drugs. ThFor nearly his entire life, John Goodman struggled with alcoholism and depression. He admitted that “nothing” would stop him from having a drink if he wanted. He also said he appeared to have a “walking heart attack.” He has, however, battled his demons and lived to tell the story.

John Goodman, a well-known performer, celebrated his 70th birthday. Before starring in films like The Flinstones, Blues Brothers, Raising Arizona, and The Big Lebowski. The American star of The Borrowers had been depressed due to traumatic personal situations.

Goodman has been open about his drinking problem throughout his career. The celebrity fought the illness for over 30 years. It had a significant impact on his life.

During an interview in 2012, he stated that his drinking was “absolutely” affecting his acting career.

“Temperament, Memory, and Depression.”

He talked about how “bad” his drinking had gotten.

“I mean, there were many times when I could have drowned,” Goodman said. “I assume it wasn’t an overdose but a misadventure.”

The celebrity quit drinking in 2007 but admitted that staying sober every day was challenging. He started “having nightmares” about finding some bourbon and downing it at one point.

He would recall: “I’ll go: Hey, I shouldn’t be doing that.”

I’ll then say, “Waaah, that’s OK!” You do that all the time! You’re always sneaking it! I’ll eventually awaken and say, “No, I don’t.” At first, [the voices] worried me. They’re just funny now.